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SIMPSON GIVES VICTORY TO TIGERS IN VALLEY MEET
LINKS PROVE BETTER MUD ATHLETES THAN ROURKES
The Omaha Sunday Bee
VOL. XLVI NO. 50.
OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, MAY 27, 1917.
SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS.
HOMER IN EIGHTH
WINS JOR LINKS
Holmes' Men Try to Hand
Game to Omaha, But High
School Wonder Refuses
to Have It.
Lincoln, May 26. (Special Tele
gram.) The Holmes gang lived up to
their name of Ducklings in a muddy
liattle with the Rourkes here this aft
ernoon and Lincoln annexed the long
end of a 5-to-4 count.
Less than 100 persons saw the
"Pug" Griffin, who was drafted by
Ducky Holmes from the gridiron,
where he starred with the Lincoln
High school team last fall, practically
won for the Ducklings, unaided. It
was Griffin's hitting which brought in
the first two Lincoln runs and his
homer over the right field fence in the
eighth proved to be the winning run.
The Ducklings slipped up more oft
en than Krug's athletes in the field
and attempted to give the game away,
but Griffin would not have it so.
The teams play a double-header to
day. Hod Eller Refuses to Let
Any Soldier Bulldoze Him
While the Cincinnati Reds were en
gaged in their series with the Brook
lyn Dodgers last week, and stopping
o'n the Manhattan side of the river.
Pitcher Hod Eller of Watty's staff
went out to see the sights of the big
town. He was standing peaceably on
the sidewalk, looking up at the high
buildings, when along came a soldier
in khaki and told him to move on.
"Why should I move on? asked
Eller. "vou're no policeman, anyway.
just for that the soldier hit Eller
on the shins with his gun, bayonet
and all. . , ., ,
Eller hit the soldier on the eye with
his list and a policeman, one of the
kind that still rule in New York, even
if the country is at war, arrested them
both. In court the judge asked how
it happened. ... .
The soldier said he was looking tor
a deserter and he ordered the player
awav from that corner because lie : ex
pected trouble arresting his man. Eller
said he was a good and loyal Ameri
cmi. but no soldier could order him
lo move on at that. ,
The judge took the ball players
view of it and read the soldier a se
vere lecture. "The next time, said
die iudge, "that your commander
sends a man out to look for desert
er; he had better send one with more
iudpment. Martial law hasnt been
ile.-larcd in New York just yet, and
if there is any moving on to be done,
tin- police force will attend to it.
The ball player was discharged and
the soldier went his way.
Bill Fischer, Ex-Federal,
Is Slugging the Pill Hard
Bill Fischer, the large -Fed
catcher, ha been pounding the ball
in a way to cheer Jimmy Callahan,
Pirate manager. With plenty of other
worries over the Pirates poor start
this season Callahan is happy to have
something to be cheerful about.
Several seasons ago Fischer was a
recruit with Joe Tinker's Chicagao
Whales and made a good showing in
Ihc Federal league. A showing in the
Federal league isn't quite the same as
a good pace in the- big show and
Fischer has shown a great improve
ment in every department of his work
since joining the Pirates.
His heavy clouting so far this year
has been the best of his performing,
although he has bten catching most of
the games and displaying flawless
form behind the bat. With young
Chuck Ward, who is trying to fill
Wagner's shoes at short, Fischer has
been doing most of the team'.' clout
ing, (arev, Schulte and Hinchman
have done more slumping than any
thing else so far and without Wfd
and Fischer the team would have been
in even sadder straights. Callahan be
lieves that Fischer will keep up the
clip he has set all through the season
and that he will show himself to be
one of the best young catchers to
come into fast company for several
seasons. The Pirates obtained Fischer
from the Cubs last summer.
Well Preserved Oak
Logs Found in Sand Pits
Fremont, Neb., May 26. Special
Telegram.) Well preserved oak logs
have been found by workmen thirty
feet under ground at the Lyman sand
pits west of Fremont. The trees are
petrified, but all the original qualities
were preserved. The theory of repi
lents in that section is that the Platte
river at one time, perhaps centuries
ago, had its course along where the
lake is being formed.
There are no oak trees in the Platte
valley except those that have been
Girlhood Chums Meet
After Twenty-Two Years
When Mrs. Mary Webb, wife of a
new member of The "Bee photograph
ing department, arrived in Omaha
this week she determined to try to
find her girlhood chum of twenty-two
vcars ago. She was delighted to find
that her chum is still living here in
this good city and there was a happy
meeting between Mrs. Webb and Mrs.
August Cline, 4243 Burdette street.
"We never were separated when we
were girls," said Mrs. Webb. "It was
very hard for us when I went east.
I was married at Sterling, 111., and we
haven't been back to Omaha until
i The Webbs will make their home
with the Clines.
OMAHA HIGH TRACK LEADER
In company with two schoolmates,
Swede Henderson and Lee Scott,
Floyd Paynter, captain of the Central
High track team, has gone to Mon
tello, Nev., where he has taken a job
on a farm owned by the Utah Con
Paynter was one of the most versa
tile athletes ever turned out at Central
high. He was a star on the foot ball
eleven three years, played basket ball
and was a1 cinder path wizard. He
was captain of the basket ball quintet
in his sophomore year in school and
captain of the track team this year.
Paynter has one more year at Cen
tral high if he decides to return to
Home Run Did It
AB. B. R. O. A. E.
Bur, 8b 4 t t I 4 0
Thompson, cf. t 1110 0
Knit, '........ I 1 S 1 0
Smith, If 4 0 0 4 0 0
Bradley, lb. 0 10 0 0
Schick, rf. 4 0 0 1 0 0
Brottero .0. .4 0 0 X IS 0
Woodruff, tb. 4 0 I t 1 0
('nrrle, p .'....'.. S 0 0 0 8 1
Shaw :. 1 0 0 0 0 0
Tot)! 33 4 7 M 12 1
AB. K. H. O. A. E.
Carlisle, If S 1 1 1 0 1
Scuniandt, lb 4 o o It 1 1
Bayless, cf 4 1 3 S 0 0
Leber, rf .' S 2 0 0 0 1
ButlerD, s ......... 3 0 10 4 0
Griffin, lb, ,...'. .V.. 3 1 S It S 0
Lamb, 3b. 3 0 0 1 2 1
Rohrar, 0 4 0 17 10
East, p .'..y... 8 n n u o
Totals 29 S 8 27 16 4
'Batted for Carrie In ninth.
Omaha 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 04
Lincoln 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 1
Borne runt fjrlffln. Two-base hits: Rrug
121. Bnrer. Butler. Ntfllen bases: 8mlth. Car
lisle. Sacrifice hits: Burs;, Thompson, Krur,
Butler. Struck out: By Curne, 4; hy Kast, a.
Bases on balls: Off Currle, S; off Kast. 0.
Hit by pitched ball: By Fast, Thompson.
Left on bases; Lincoln, 0; Omaha, 6. Time:
1:63. Umpires: Jacobs and Gaston.
BIG LEAGUE HEADS
EXPECT TO LOCK DP
Ban Johnson and Governor
Tener Both Agree Base 1
Ball Will Close Up Shop
New York, May 26. Neither Ban
Johnson nor Governor Tener expects
tcy be able to begin the regular base
ball season next year.
"If it will be of help to the coun
try," they said, "there will be no un
willingness on the part of base ball
people to temporarily abandon the
great national sport. It is a question
of everybody being for the country
and base ball stands ready to do its
A majority of the players will not
be affected by the first draft, but such
inroads will be made on the younger
and unmarried players that it will not
be feasible to start next year. There
will be enough players left, even if all
the younger men are chosen, to play
out this season. In the two major
leagues there are something like 200
athletes within the age limits and
liable to military duty. Many of
these arc well drilled men now.
There are twenty-seven minor
leagues, counting all the small fry,
and these clubs are made up almost
entirely of young men. The percent
age of married players in the minor
leagues is small compared with that
in the majors.
Mr. Johnson is of the opinion that
if all the eligible major leaguers were
called out it would be impossible to
fill their places next spring, for the
simple reason that all the minor
leaguers from which the big leagues
draw would be in ahead of them.
"Naturally, the only thing to do in
that event," he said, "would be to
close up shop. We are ready and
willing to answer the call."
Street Railway Carmen's
Hearing Over Till Monday
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, May 26. fSpecial.)-f Hie
hearing before-the State Railway com
mission brought by the striking street
car employes in an effort to show in
efficiency of present employes in run
ning' cars has been continued until
next Tuesday,' when it is expected
that ihe traction company will show
side ot the
Boston Braves Fire Rico
To Get Within the Limit
The Boston Braves got inside the
player limit by releasing Catcher
Arthur Rico to Springfield of the
F.astern league under an option of
Earl Smith, Hitting at .400 Clip,
Leads Western League Batters;
Bradley and Schick Right Behind
Hitting the ball at a .414 clip, Earl
Smith, Omaha's sensation leftfielder,
is leading the bat
ters of the West
ern league by a
competitor is a
pitcher, Boehler of
Deliver, and Boeh
ler is hitting .367,
almost fifty points
Larl Smith. average' of .3ot,
Ranking fourth is Big Bill Bradley,
Rourke first sacker, and Morrie
Schick, rightfielder, is fifth. Bradley
is pounding the bill at a .358 clip,
while Schick has marked up an av
erage of .357.
So in reality, three Rourkes, Smith,
uraiuey ana scnicK,
lead the Western
league in hitting in
the order named
because the two
pitchers who lead
Bill and Morrie
in less than half
the number of
With Butcher of
leads the league in
home runs. Larl
and Hank have reefed four circuit
JULY 4 DERBY TO
BE OMAHA'S LAST
East Omaha Speedway to Be
Dismantled and Lumber
Sold After Independence
Day Auto Classio.
The 100-mile championstiip gaso
line derby on the East Omaha oval
July 4 will be Omaha's last speedway
The Omaha Auto Speedway com
pany at a meeting last night decided
the 1917 venture would be their last.
Following the race, Independence
day, the big speedway will be dis
mantled and the lumber sold to the
Two motor classics have been held
on the Omaha track, one in 1915 and
the other in 1916. Eddie Rickenbacher
won the 1915 event and Dario Resta
was the victor last year.
The 1916 race was one of the most
exciting speedway classics ever
staged in America. Only two men io
far have lost their lives on the speed
way. One was Red Milburn, a mo
torcycle rider, and the other was Dan
Colombo, mechanician for Alvo
Several I world's records were
marked up on the track, including
the twenty-five-mile record, estab
lished by Eddie Rickenbacher; the
five-mile record, held by Resta, and
the lap record, made by Ralph Mul
ford. It is one of the fastest if not
the fastest track in America.
The speedway company has high
hopes of making its last race the best.
In order to stage a race having any
thing on the! 1916 event they will have
to step some. Phil McShane has been
made director of contests again and
he will be instructed to get all the
best drivers of the country if possi
ble, such men as Resta, Rickenbacher,
Aitken, Christiaens, Scales, Taylor,
Hearne, Mulford, Vail, Henderson,
Thomas. Milton, D'Alene. O'Donnell,
Wilcox, Merz, Lewis, Oldfield, De
Palma, et al.
Ah'amo Motorcycle Club
To Hold Endurance Run
The Ahamo Motorcycle club of
Omaha will stage an endurance run
June 24. The route of the run will be
through Plattsmouth, Louisville, Gret
na, FJkhorn, Bennington, Blair and
Two classes of machines will com
pete, solo bikes and those equipped
with side cars.
Missouri Valley Schools
To Continue All Athletics
Ames, la., May 26. (Special Tele
gram.) Faculty governors of the
Missouri Valley conference voted to
continue athletics during the war. The
faculty heads endorsed the president's
stand on athletics during war time
and decided to continue all branches,
although admitting the necessity of re
trenchment in expenses.
Jim Walsh Finds
TweHty-five hundred miles is some
distance to travel on a fishing trip,
but James Walsh of Benson, weli
known in Douglas county political
circles and enthusiastic angler, has
discovered a fishing location that
makes the long journey more than
worth while, he says.
The distant location is at the mouth
of the Campbell river, sixty miles
from Victoria, B. C- The river is
loaded with gamey salmon, Walsh de
clares, and the disciple of Isaak Wal
ton who once trolls this stream will
never be content to dip his rod into
other waters. "It's the best fishing
place in North Ariierica," Walsh de
clares. The latter part of July and August
is the best tune for the fishing, but
the call of the salmon got a firm hold
on the Benson man two months
' Af V
clouts. Smith also leads the league
in triples, with five, and with Bradley
and Moore' of St. Joseph leads in
doubles, with ten.
Marty Krug has made the most
sacrifice hits, twelve, while Bradley
and Ewotdt of Des Moines have made
has a wide margin
in stolen bases
Hartford of Des
Moines, with ten,
Because of the
high marks of
Smith, Bradley and
Schick, Omaha is
leading the league
in blttiner with a
Morrie Schick, team percentage of
.289. The Rourkes have made more
hits, 268, than any team in the league,
and also more runs, 164. The Rourkes
also lead in stolen bases, with a total
Smith, Bradley and Schick are the
only Omahans hitting .300 or better.
Tony Brottem is cracking the pill at
a .296 clip. Marty Krug is hitting
.293 and Shag Thompson .292. Burg
is ponding the horschide at .275.
Marty O'Toole, Murphie Currie and
Otto Merz of the Omaha hurling
corps all have won more than half
their games. Kallio of Des Moines,
however, is the leading pitcher of the
Sioux City is the only club with
more errors than Omaha.
GAS BIKE RIDERS
" IN LOHGRUN TODAY
Thirty-Two Pop-Pop Artists to
Participate in Omaha Mo
- torcycle Club's Endurance
Contest to Sioux City.
Thirty-two motorcyclists will line
up at 6 a. m. today for the start of
the longest motorcycle endurance run
ever staged in this section of the
country. It is the Omaha Motorcycle
club's annual endurance event and
will be from Omaha to Sioux City
Promptly at 6:30 this morning
Referee Frank Quigley will send the
first rider on his way. The others
follow one minute apart.
The contestants will follow the
Washington highway from Omaha to
Sioux City. The distance is 112 miles,
and the first rider is due at Sioux City
at 11 a. m.. The return trip starts at
Sioux City at 12 o'clock, with the
first riders due home at 4 p. m.
The route to Sioux City passes
through Blair, Herman, Oakland,
Walthill and South Sioux City. The
return will be over King's trail via
Sloan, Onawa, Blencoe, Mondamin,
Missouri Valley and Council Bluffs.
Ross Dristy, road captairwf the
Omaha Motorcycle club, will be the
first rider to start. Other prominent
riders entered are Larry Fleckenstein,
former professional racer and holder
of many records; John Bagley and
Charles Fryer of Council Bluffs; A. E.
Sorenson, H. Fischer, Harry Stryker,
W. E. Dewey, Charles Howes. E. S.
Palm and James Van Avery. Charles
Howes won the endurance contest
Nashville Develops Hurler
Who Looks Like Real Thing
The Nashville club is developing a
pitcher in Joe Decatur, who looks like
he may be ripe for big league service
at the end of the present Southern
league season. He is pitching good
ball every time out.
Rowland Expects Jourdan
To Be Great First Sacker
Manager Rowland of the White Sox
laughs when he reads that he is about
to turn First Baseman Jourdan back
to St. Joseph, for Rowland thinks
Jourdan is going to be his first base
salvation one of these days.
Pirate Keystone Players
Still Are Unable to Vote
Gleason and Ward, who are playing
second base and shortstop, respec
tively, for the Pirates, are not yet able
Jack Warhop Is Going Good
In the International Loop
Warhop, once with the Yankees, is
pitching good ball for the Baltimore
International league team. He is using
the same underhand delivery.
2,500 Miles Away
earlier this year and he couldn't resist
the temptation to go. He left for
Victoria last week.
Walsh declares that in order to cap
ture the fighting salmon of the Camp
bell river it is necessary to use a
short stiff pole about ten feet long
and a reel that will hold not less than
300 yards of line because oftentimes
when less line is used the large tyec
salmon will run cut and break the line.
Heavy sinkers and very large spoons
On one of his excursions- the
Campbell river Walsh caught three
Tyees weighing forty-one, forty-five
and fifty-eight pounds, respectively.
Many tyees, he says, weighing from
thirty to fifty pounds have been caught
in the Campbell, while cahoes weigh
ing from ten to twenty pounds are
WOMEN TO START
STATE GOLF PLAY
IN OMAHA JULY 9
Proceeds to Go to Red Cross
and Red, White and Blue
Ribbons Will Be Given
The second annual Nebraska State
Woman's Golf tournament will be
held over the links of the Happy Hoi
low club July 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13. This
decision was reached at a meeting of
tne board ot directors last week.
This year all the nroceeds will be
turned over to the American Red
Cross. Because of this no prizes will
be swarded, but red, white and blue
ribbons given to the winners. Blue
ribbons will be given for first prize,
red for second and white ribbons to
winners of special events.
The oualifviiie round will be staffed
July 9, Monday. Tuesday the first
round will be played and Wednesday
the second. Thursday a nine-hole
medal play contest will be staged for
tnose who tail to qualify in the tour
nament flights. Friday the final
matches for the championship will be
July 11 a luncheon will be given for
all the entrants and at this luncheon
the officers for 1918 will be selected
and plans for the following year made.
Among the special contests that will
be held are driving, putting and ap.
The present officers of the Nebraska
Woman s Golf association are Mrs. L.
M. Lord, Omaha, president: Mrs. E.
H. Sprague of Omaha, Miss Louise
foundof Lincoln. Mrs. C. M. Tohn
ston of Fremont, vice presidents; Mrs.
vy. j. silver, umaha, secretary; Mrs.
Karl liiinger, Omaha, treasurer.
Fielder Jones Says Cobb
Is Greatest Player of All
Ty Cobb has no more ardent ad
mirer than Fielder Jones, manager of
the Browns. Jones believes that there
never was another ball player that
coum tmnk so last as the Georgia
Gem. He credits Ty with being one
of the keenest students of the game
that ever lived, f
"1 preach Ty Cobb to mv ball olav-
era day in and dav out." said Fielder
in discussing the Detroit star. "Every
time we have a meeting or I get a
iew ot tne Doys together i hold him
up as an example of what ouick think
ing and intelligence will do for a
"Nobody knows anv more base hall
than Cobb and nobody learns more by
experience tnan he. fcvery day and
all day he is picking up new wrinkles
about the old pastime. The trouble
with the average ball Oliver is that
his work is largely mechanical. He
goes out and plays the same style of
game day after day and fails to ob
serve what is going on around him.
If he has a weakness instead of
studying himself and the ODnonent he
just takes it for granted that he will
always have this particular fault and
makes no ettort to correct it.
One of these dava I hone tn net
Ty Cobb in a room for a good talk
on base ball. It will be a treat to me
if I ever do this, for I will learn more
trom him in an hour than I could
learn from the rest of the players in
a year. That fellow has more good
dope in his head than anvbodv else
in the game and it will be worth a lot
to get hold of him and have him give
me some of it. When it comes to
brainy base ball Ty is absolutely in
a class by himself."
Coming from a mam that i ir.
knowledged generally to be one of the
greatest base ball strategists that ever
lived, this is real praise.
Game Wardens Discover
Traps and Nets in Blue
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, May 26. (Special.) State
Game Warden Koster and Assistant
Warden Holmes in Saline county suc
ceeded in landing both men and fish
ing tackle sufficient to be worth the
while. The following are the results:
Charles Koesnick of Wilber pleaded
guilty to shooting a teal duck and
paid the costs.
Charles Kroupa of Wilber, found
guilty of fishing without a license.
August Zuzies of Crete, found guilty
ot using a hoop net and paid a fine
amounting with costs to $64.55.
The two wardens made a search of
the river between Crete and Wilber
and discovered sixteen traps and fish
nets, which were confiscated and de
stroyed. Flag Raised on High Pole
By Citizens of Red Cloud
Red Cloud, Neb., May 26. (Special
Telegram.) A public flag raising was
held this afternoon, a sixty-five-foot
iron flagpole having been erected this
week in the business district by popu
lar subscription. '
A concert was given by the Red
Cloud band, after which F. E. Maurer,
president of the Chamber of Com
merce took charge of the ceremonies.
Brief addresses were given by How
are S. Foe, J. B. Gilliam and Mr.
Anderson of the United States navy.
Henry Ford and Son
To Attend Tractor Meet
Fremont, Neb., May 26. Special
Telegram.) President George F.
Wolz of the Commercial club has re
ceived word that Henry Ford and son
will attend the tractor show to be held
in Fremont August 6-10. Mr. Ford and
a party of factory employes spent a
week at Fremont last August during
Ihe show, occupying Wolz's camp on
the island. Mr. Ford has reserved a
suite of rooms in the new Hotel
JOHNNY EVERS OF BRAN
DEIS IS EDDIE ROBEN.
The Johnny Evcrs of the club is
what Eddie Roben's teammates on
the Brandcis nine call him.
Roben is the "inside base ball" art
ist of Bradford's team and that has
won him the title. Seldom a game
passes without Eddie pulling some
startling play that sweeps the opposi
tion off its feet for the moment be
cause it is so unexpected. He always
knows what to do at the right time
and "crossing" the other side is his
specialty. , . i ,
Roben also is some lad with the
bludgeon and is regarded as the best
hitter in the pinches on the local semi
STATE GOLF PLAY
TO BEJJALLED OFF
Thirteen of Twenty-Five Direc
tors Vote in Favor of Aban
doning Event on Account
of the War.
The Nebraska state golf tourna
ment, scheduled for Lincoln in July,
probably will be called off, according
to W. E. Shafer, secretary of the state
A week ago John Redick suggested
the tourney be called oH or changed
to a patriotic event of some kind. Mr.
Shafer took it up with President S.
R. McKelvie, who agreed. The sec
retary then .s.ttvjjjetters to the tweny
five directed he association, ask
ing their opfn. I. Of fifteen replies
received up to yesterday, thirteen
were in favor ot calling the tourna
As thirteen make up a majority of
the directors, Mr. Shafer believes the
event -will be cancelled. He first will
consult with President McKelvie,
Cap Huston Says Goodby to
Yanks: Called by Uncle Sam
Captain Til Huston, part owner of
the New York Yankees, said goodbye
to base ball for a time last week. Cap
tain Huston, who won fame during
the apamsh-Amcrican war as the man
who cleaned up Havana, being as
signed to that work as an officer in
the army engineers, has been called
into the service again by Uncle Sam
and expects to go to France to have
a large part in rebuilding the district
devastated by the war.
Rumler Dislocates Back
In Swinging at the Ball
You have heard of ball players
breaking their backs swinging at the
ball. This is actually what happened
to Bill Rumler . of the St. Louis
Browns. Sent in as a pinch hitter, he
took such a terrific swing that he dis
located a vertebrae in his spine. He
is in bed as a result and may not be
able to play ball again for a month.
Players' Fraternity is
Trying to Reorganize
A New York report has it that the
Players' Fraternity is being reorgan
ized and that as soon as the war is
over and conditions return to normal
it will make some fresh demands on
the club owners. It will ask a mini
mum salary limit for players, iron-clad
contracts and a tew other things. Oh,
well, let it ask.
At Memphis Memphis, 2-10; Birmingham,
At Mttle Rock Little Rock, .1-1: At
At NRHhvlllc Nashville, t: Mobile, 4.
At Chatanooga Chatanooga, 1; New
Big Sccandal, Coppers
Charge Fire Laddies
Would Swipe Signals
Omaha coppers are trying to find
an enclosed park where their base
ball team can practice without be
ing under the observation of. the
spying eyes of the firemen, their
ancient and deadly rivals.
Tony Francl, manager of the cop
pers' team, says he has been tipped
off that the firemen intend to spy
on the coppers' practice and steal
the beat pounders' signals.
"We're wise to their game," de
clared Francl. "They think they
can swipe our signals and beat us.
We've got a lot of inside stuff and
they know it. If they don't steal
our signals they know we'll beat
'em with all the stuff we've got."
The policemen and firemen are
booked to clash in mortal combat
the middle of June. An effort will
be made to get Rourke park for the
scene of the fray. The receipts will
be turned over to the Red Cross.
SECOND IN FIELD
Simpson Proves Too Much ot
a Handicap for Nebraska
Cinder Path Men to
Ames, la., ;May 26. With a score
of 57 points 'the University of Mis
souri won the Missouri Valley confer
ence field and track meet here today.
The scores of other teams were: Ne
braska, 3i'4; Iowa State (Ames), 34;
Grinnell. 18; Kansas, 12; Drake
(Des Moines), 6; Simpson (Indian
lCiO-yarH rlaah: Won br Sctioli, Mlmoorlt
Slmnnon. MlMoiirl. Heronil: Hoyt, Orlnnell.
third; Wariter. Nebraska, fourth. Time: Tan
PlnruB throw: Won hy Peffla. Ame:
Warner. Drake, aecond; Mulr, Mlaaourl,
third: Reese, Nebraska, fourth. Dlitanca:
1S feet a Inches.
JlO-ynrd dash: Won by Hoyt, Orlnnell;
Achilla. Mlssnurl, second: Filch, Ames, third;
Werner. Nebraska, fourth. Tims: -t-S.
Tole vault: Won by Wllklns, Ames: Ee
win. rrake. second: Hvlvester. Missouri,
third: nend, Mlaaourl. fourth. Hels;ht. IS
feet 1 Inch. (New Missouri valley record.)
?2fl-yard low hurdles: Won by Simpson,
Mlaaourl; Rclble. Missouri, second: Tsney.
Mlaaourl, third; Tawser, Ames, fourth. Time,
Fbnt put: Won tv Reess, Nebraska;
Peffke, Ames, second! Phsw, Nebraska,
third: Rldell. Nebraska, fourth. Distance,
II feet 4U, Inchea
Hlfh .lump: lion ny riirsm, Missouri;
Rice. Kansns. and Werner. Nehraaka, 4led
for second place; Mndesy, Araea, fourth.
Uelrht, K feet 10 4-S Inchea.
' ISO-yard run: Won by Rodkey, Kansas;
Orau, Nebroalia. second; Overman, Ne
braska, third; Crane, Amos, fourth. Time,
One-mile relay race: Won by Mlaaourl
tSclble, Bond. Ryder, Tlaaney); Orlnnell,
second IFIemlnff. Fleck. Van Porn. Bsrdenl;
Ames, third (Fish, Tawaer, Green. Harsh).
Time. J:10. .
Two-mile run: Won by Graft, Nebraska;
tluatcd, Ames, second; Hauthome, Ames,
third: Tlunasan, 8impBOn, fourth. Time,
Hnlf-mlle relay; Won hy Mlaaourl; Orln
nell. second: Nebraska, third; Ames, fourth.
Time. 1 :S0 4-5.
RroAd Jump: Won by Simpson, Mlaaourl;
Orulemalcher, Knnaaa, second; Werner, Ne
braska, third: Dlmlck, Ames, fourth. Dis
tance, 11.01 feet.
Omaha and Lincoln to Clash
At Cricket on Memorial Day
Omaha and Lincoln cricket teams
will clash in Omaha Decoration day.
The event will be staged at Miller
l ast year the Links proved too
swift for the Omahans and took the
state cricket title to the capital city,
but this year the locals declare they
will have revenge.
, The first practice of the season was
held yesterday at Miller park. All of
the old sharks were out and a number
of new men, who it is believed will
kreatly strengthen the Umaha team.
Two of the old Omaha stars, A.
Hoyle and J. Brookshank, have joined
the allied armies in Europe. Another
of last year's regulars, H. Forehead,
has become a farmer and will be miss
ing from the eleven. !
Omaha, Lincoln and Sioux City
probably will tangle in a triangular
tournament on July 4.
It is possible also a Chicago eleven
will come to Omaha far a match.
Karl's Kolts Are Leading
In Summer Bowling League
Karl's Kolts got away to a fast
start in the Loch summer bowling
league. The Kolts have won six
games and have not suffered a defeat.
standing of the teams is as follows:
Karl's Kotts 6
Omaha Trunks 6
rteselln's Old Boya.,.. 6
Rent's Rookies 6
Rlectrlo Lights 6
Hemple's Shurks 6
A number of prizes have been hung
up for high ; summer scores at the
Loch alleys. Prizes for high single
game, second high single game, high
three-game total, second high three
game total and high average are to be
awarded to women bowlers and to the
men prizes will be given for high
game at ten pins, high three game at
ten pins and for high games at duck
pins, four back, five back, Kankakee,
cocked hat and nine pins.
Pittsburgh Club Ships
Warner to Wilkesbarre
The Pittsburgh club has released
Infielder Hoke Warner to the Wilkes
barre club of the New York State
league. Warner was a rank failure
both as hitter and fielder. His case
recalls an interesting story. A Pitts
burgh scout, it is said, went to Dayton
to look this player over. After report
had been made on observations and a
deal closed by which $4,000 was to be
paid for his release, the officials of the
Daytdn club were somewhat inter
ested to get this message from Pitts
burgh: "Can Warner hit left-handed
pitching?" The answer was some
thing like this: "Didn't you find out
before you bought him?"
Rickey Signs Collegian
He Says Will Be Wonder
President Rickey of the St. Louis
Cardinals announces the signing of
Edwin Langdon, a pitcher wlio hails
from the University of Pittsburgh. He
is a left-hander and Rickey says he
is the best college prospect he has
seen since he first glimpsed George
Sisler. He is 23 years of a'ge, stands
six feet and weighs 175 pounds.
Eddie Grant in Training
Camp at Plattsburg, N. Y.
Eddie Grant, former infielder with
New York and Cincinnati, and who
retired from base ball to practice law,
has joined the officers' training camo
at Plattsburg, expects to win a com
mission and soon be fighting in
France. . - ,
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