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    11 A .
Commercial League Gets Under
Way With Four Games
Scheduled for Same Night
at Y. M. C. A.
This photo shows the former
secretary of the Omaha Amateur
Bate Ball association a ha look
in Uncle Sam's khaki, which he is
wearing in Utica, N. Y., where he
is stationed in the arms inspection
will be teen in Omaha about Jan
uary 15 in first big match tince he
won mat titlo from Joe Stecher
here lat April.
Warner, famous Pittsburgh men
tor, who many aver ia the great
est foot ball coach in the country.
He has been at Pittsburgh three
years, and in that time has not
lost a game.
:ri Rhodes, Kositsky, Wilder,
i Shaw, Schellenberg and Dob-
son Are Cornhuskers Given
ik Places on Mythical Team.
Rhodes, Nebraska, left end.
Frost, Kansas left tackle.
Kositsky, Nebraska, left guard.
Wallace, Ames, center.
Wilder, Nebraska, right guard. .
Shavr, Nebraska, right tackle.
Rar.dels, Kansas Aggies, right end.
Alirich, Ames, quarterback.
Schellenberg, Nebraska, left half.
Dobson, Nebraska, right half.
Nielsen, Kansas, fullback.
Laslett, Kansas, left end.
Nettels, Kansas, left tackle.
Gates, Kansas Aggies, left guard.
Day, Nebraska, center.
Jones, Kansas, right guard.
Breedon, Ames, right tackle.
Hubka, Nebraska, right end.
Foster, Kansas, quarterback.
Cook, Nebraska, left half.
Pringle, Kansas, right half.
Otoupalik, Nebraska, fullback. .
Trying to name an All-Missouri val
ley eleven this year is a task that
would puzzle even the most enthus
iastic dope hound.
Foot ball in the Missouri valley was
a puzzler this year from the start of
KS "- season 10 inq urwp ui mc tuiiaui.
uZZ The Cornhuskers were easily the class
. 1. . C J U-
- kji wic luiucicjiic emu vapvuicu mv
clianipionship strictly according 1 to
- prophecy. But the Cornhsukers were
so vastly superior to any other team
r init'rfs part of the country that they
have cinched the title in a
i more-decisive fashion than their two-1-
touchdown victory over Kansas,
ir Despite, the war and other elements
which have served to make inroads
into the foot ball ranks this fall, there
was an abundance of talent in the val
ley although, of course, there were
, none of those sensational stars who
ZZ dug their cleats into valley soil as in
ZZ. years gone by. There were no Cham-
z berlains. Rutherfords, Halligans,
r-r Lindsays or Riders this year. There
were a number of steady, consistent,
dependable players and comparisons,
--- which must be made to name an All-
ZZ Missouri valley eleven, are difficult
because there is so little to choose be-
ZZ tween so many of them.
22 Many Good Backs.
Starting with the backfield positions,
ZZ one finds a dozen candidates. Ne-
braflta has Schellenberg, Dobson,
Otoupalik, Cook, McMahon; Ames:
Aldrich, Boyd, Heater, Vanderloo;
" Kansas: Nielsen, Pringle, Foster,
- Ruble; Missouri has Collins and Ed-
wards and the, Kansas Aggies, Clark,
Hinds and Sullivan.
" Aldrich, Schellenberg, Dobson and
Nielsen are given the call.
Aldrich, captain of the Ames team,
Z2 is riven the auarterback position. This
I Ji is a rather - arbitrary choice, but-it
is the best logical solution ot a proD
lem, Quarterbacks in the valley this
r4-year were nothing to brag about.
Ames played Boyd at quarter and
" t Aldrich at half. This was done be-
cause of Aldrich's ground-gaining
ability and a position at half afforded
ZZ him better opportunities to carry the
Z ball.
Z Boyd Too Light.
: But Boyd is light, he weighs only
128 pounds. This was his first year
ZZ on the team ahd he has not the neces
sbitr" experience for an all-valley
" - Foster of Kansas is a fair quarter-
back. His judgment ordinarily is
good and he is no mean hand at car--
rying the ball, but he is not of the
"---.caliber of Aldrich. Clark of the Kan
t sas Aggies also is a fairly good quar-
ter, but a little shy to be given a val
Z ley job. . .
ZZ Aldrich is a backfield man of three
" years' experience. He-is fast and
shifty and carries the ball well. He
2ihas played quarter at Ames when
-Boyd was absent from the lineup, so
lie is given the position.
Huskers at Halves.
Schellenberg and Dobson, the
"mainstays of the Cornhusker back
afield, are placed at the two halfback
positions because they easily surpass
l,Enwthing in the valley. Both are ex-
, cedent line plungers and open field
r; runners. They are fast and depend-
able. At the defensive they have no
Z Dobson alsojs chosen to do the
kicking. His punts are not wonder
ful, but they are always good for a
distance and he has the knack of get-
ting them away quick before there is
a chance to block them.
Toward the latter part of the season
Z Dobson broke into the news as a drop
rrkicker, so here again he proves him-
6clf a valuable man.
ZZ To Nielsen, Kansas captain, goes
2the fullback assignment,., Nielsen is
the best line plunger in the valley.
2He also is a fast and a good man on
Hugo Otoupalik would be a candid-date
for this position, but he was in
quired early in the season in the Notre
Dame game and was unable to play
in the biggest proportion of the
,. Ends Are Easy.
-ts no trouble to pick the wing-
toJMfor this mythical eleven. Dusty
-Rhodes, captain-elect of the Corn-
huskers, and Randels, Kansas Aggie
-" leader, get these positions without a
Z truggle.
Rhodes is one of the best defensive
ends the valley ever saw. Boxing
ZZ Rhodes out of a play is an accom-
. plishment. He is heavy and hard, gets
li down under punts, can be given the
ball without hesitation and is good at
receiving forward passes. ,
- Randels is a shark at pulling down
raerial throws, the success of the Kan
sas Aggie eleven this year was due
largely to Randels' prowess in this
Continued on Face Thirteen.)
Expect Few Player Deals
f Until War Plans Are Out
'ZZ" There will be a dearth of player
.ideals in the major leagues until after
he magnates have determined tn the
"Size of the p.ayer limit and the gov--ernme
t has made known its demand
-through the arnry draft. Then the
"Shifts will come in a flood, whether
-the plan to "pool" players is favored
-or otherwise. Meanwhile clubs are
Asking for waivers on only such play-
,r no one seems to want under
an circumstances.
Jaiaes Oft Ufa
Oklahoma Man on Scene Armed
With "Proposition to Make in
Behalf of Oklahoma City
and Tulsa.
St. Joseph, Mo., Dec. 8. (Special
Telegram.) Western league mag
nates are beginning to arrive for the
meeting here tonight and tomorrow.
Hugh Jones of Denver and John
Savage of Joplin are among the early
arrivals, with Jack Holland having
arrived from Kansas City earlier in
the week. President Dickerson will
reach here this afternoon, while
Holmes, Hanlon and, Rourke will
come late tonight.
No formal meeting will be held to
night, but those magnates present will
hold a conference, at which time some
arrangements for the sale of the St.
Joseph club are expected to be made.
Dickerson comes clothed with au
thority to represent Peoria and like
wise Bill Essick in t!.e latter' nego
tiations with Holland. Some of the
magnates are said to object to the
president taking so much on his hands
in the way of representing outside
Tulsa and Oklahoma City will be
represented here by Lou Duffy, base
hall writer, who will come with a
proposition for the admission of both
cities to the Western league circuit,
but both towhswitl insist upon local
ownership, which probably will be
denied unless they wish to buy the
Denver and Sioux City franchises.
Holland is in favor of the admission
of the two cities and is said to have
arranged for a big interest in the
Tulsa franchise.
It is common report today that
Frank Isbell, who will arrive this aft
ernoon, is also seeking a Iberth in one
of the Oklahoma towns and it may
be possible that he and Holland are
arranging a deal for partnership in
this respect.
A proposition to readmit Topeka
will also be broached. It is the be
lief of the magnates that the meeting
will cover a period of at least three
Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 8. Fresh
men teams wil be permitted to com
pete in athletics of the Missouri Val
ley conference, it was decided today
at the meeting of the presidents and
governing boards of the institutions
comprising the conference. Drake and
Washington universities were granted
permission to play freshmen on the
varsity teams, as thse two schools
are hardest hit of any by the draft. A
resolution continuing inter-collegiate
base ball was adopted. Another reso
lution permits competition with the
various army cantonments in the Mis
souri valley district The annual Mis
souri valley track meet will be held
at Ames, May 25.
Tennis Tourney Profits
To Go Into War Treasury
New York, Dec. 8. A recommend
ation that the net profit from tennis
tournaments sanctioned by the United
States National Lawn Tennis associa
tion be given to the War department
commission of training camp activ
ities, will be made to the association
by its executive committee, it was an
nounced today.
The recommendation will be sub
mitted at the annual meeting of the
organization in February, together
with the plan announced yesterday of
resuming the national championships,
which were discontinued when the
United States entered the war.
Patriotic resolutions adopted by the
executive committee called attention
to the fact that the first 10 ranking
tennis players of the country are now
serving with the colors.
Peters Howls for Crack at Champ;
Declares Caddock Is Man for Him
Charlie Peters has a grievance. The
grievance is not a result of his de
feat at the hands of Joe Stecher Fri
day night, for Charlie admits Stecher
has his number. Earl Caddock is
the subject of Charlie's peeve.
"Stecher is the one wrestler in" the
world who can beat me,'-'" declared
Peters. "Joe is my Waterloo;. I just
can't get the hang of his style, and he
has my number.
"But," and here Charlie paused to
add emphasis, "he's the only man in
the world who can beat me, and that's
no disgrace, as you know he is the
greatest in the world. I can beat
Earl Caddock or any of the rest of
them, and what I want to know is
Carl Marfisi Completes Plans
for Caddock to Clash With .
Huge Pole About Janu
ary 15.
Earl Caddock and Wladek Zbyszko
will clash on an Omaha wrestling
mat about January IS.
This match, the first big contest
for the champion since he acquired
the title, will be staged by Carl Mar
fisi, heretofore identified as Gene
Melady's chief aid and adviser.
Marfisi began negotiations for this
clash some time ago. He first ob
tained the consent of Gene Melady,
Caddock's manager, and then Jack
Curley, who handles Zbyszko's busi
ness affairs.
As soon as it was learned Marfisi
had this match lined up a number of
cities, including New York, Boston
and Chicago, made flattering offers
for the event, but Marfisi declares he
will stage the match in Omaha him
self. Bout is Postponed.
It was originally planned to put
the bout on here Thanksgiving day,
but Caddock's illness made it impos
sible and the match was postponed.
Friday Marfisi had a conference
with Jack Curley at Des Moines,
where Curley was looking after You
siff Hussane's end in the Turk's go
with Caddock. Curley agreed that
the middle of January would be a
good time for the Caddock-Zbyszko
hostilities, as did Melady.
So Omaha will surely get the
match, Marfisi declares, and the ex
act date will be announced soon.
Collins Tripped
Rounding Second
In Banquet League
Eddie Collins, who is spending the
winter at his home in Philadelphia,
came near making a home run as an
orator at a banquet in the Quaker city
recently. Eddie, however, had to be
content with a two-bagger. During
his speech he told the diners some
inside stuff about the recent worldjs
series between the W hite hox ana tne
Giants. Collins explained to those
present how it was that Schupp came
to be knocked off the rubber in the
second inning of the first game that
he faced the White Sox, which was
the second contest of the series.
According to Eddie, the White Sox
discovered that when Schupp was go
ing to pitch a curve he rubbed the
ball, which he held in front of his
face. When he was going to pitch a
fast ball he held it waist high and
rubbed it. After getting wise to this,
according to Eddie, the White aox
stepped in and drove Schupp into re
The speech made a big hit and
opened the eyes of some of the diners
as to inside base ball. When the ap
plause had subsided and Collins, fig
uratively speaking, was circling "the
bases for a four-bagger in the Ora
torical league, one of the diners
jumped up and asked Eddie what
happened to the white :ox strategy
in the fourth game of the series when
Schupp blanked Chicago by S to 0.
Not being a member of a debating
society Eddie was so taken back that
he could only reply that the White
Sox were not hitting that day. He
was tripped rounding second, so to
Garry and Banny.
Agree on Date of
Big League Meet
Chicago, Dec. 8. After a long dis
tance telephone conversation with Au
gust Herrmann, chairman of the Na
tional Base Ball commission, Presi
dent Johnson of the American league
said today that the joint meeting of
the National and American leagues,
scheduled to be held here next Thurs
day, would be held as previously ar
ranged.1 Ernie Holmes Gives $10
To Fund for Mrs. Andrews
Ernie Holmes has contributed $10
toward the fund now being raised by
the Omaha Amateur Base Ball as
sociation for Mrs. Johnny Andrews,
wife of Johnny Andrews, well known
sandlot pitcher who died recently of
Johnny pitched last summer for
Earnie Holmes' team in the Greater
Omaha league. Before the Omaha
Amateur Base Ball association under
took to aid Mrs. Andrews, who was
left destitute by the sudden death of
her husband, Holmes had given as
sistance to the girl widow.
Salt Lake Athletes Land
Bonus, Then Whoop 'Er Up
The players of the Salt Lake team,
bad as was their finish, managed to
land in third place, and thus won a
bonus of $1,000 offered by the club.
Having won it they showd their joy
by making the last few games of the
Pacific Coast season farces.
Banties Matched to Mix
In Battle at Sunerior
Superior, Wis., Dec. 8. Roy Moore,
bantam weight champion of Califor
nia, and Jimmy Azine of Duluth, are
matched for a 10-round bout to be
staged in Superior December 18.
why Caddock won't tackle me?
"I understand Caddock is to wrestle
Zbyszko here. Why bring Zbyszko
and Jack Curley out here from the
east to take Nebraska money back to
New York? , There are plenty of
wrestlers out here. Keep the money
at home. Zbyszko is no contender.
He's merely a touted wrestler.
"I can beat Caddock any day in
the week. It took Caddock more
than an hour to get a fall on Hus
sane. I can beat Hussane every ten
"If Caddock is going to wresfle out
here I think he ought to wrestle the
men who live out here and tiot im
port them from the east."
Caledonians and Townsends
Play at Miller Park This
Afternoon in Concluding
Game- of Year.
Omaha's 1917 soccer foot ball sea
son comes to a conclusion today when
the Caledonians and Townsends clash
at Miller park in the last conflict of
the year.
The local soqeerites have conducted
their campaign this year under handi
cap. Several obstacles have faced the
foot ball men, but they hurdled all
of them and kept the game going.
No less than 14 men were lost by
the Scots since the 1916 season
through enlistments in the American,
Canadian and British war forces. The
Townsends are made up of recruits
from other teams which formerly
played on the green at Miller park
and the same holds true of the Cale
donians. So this year a scries of seven
games was arranged between these
two teams for th Combs' trophy.
New Man Stars.
Last week the Townsends defeated
the Caledonians owing to the pres
ence of a new recruit who also will
play today. His name is Braniley and
he hails from Chicago.
Bramcly proved to be the flashiest
scorer seen in Omaha in many a
day. Even faster than the speedy
Brix, who always was seen in the
neighborhood of the goal in seasons
past, four times he ran clear through
the Scots' defense last week and the
Caledonians had to put up their hands
at last.
Aimer and Darville are running a
race for the medal to be given to
the highest goal scorer, but Bramley,
if he repeats his achievements of a
week ago, may pass even both of
Eddie Plank Expected
To Be Back on Job Again
Business Manager Bobby Quinn of
the St. Louis Browns announces that
he expects Eddie Plank to reconsider
his "retirement" and return to the
game next season. With Plank and
Byron Houck on the same team St.
Louis fans can look for some long
games. These two are known as the
slowest working pitchers in base ball.
Freddie Welsh Offers to
Bet $5,000 With Leonard
Freddie Welsh is getting restless
again. His manager, Harry Pollock, is
now offering to post a $5,000 purse as
a wager that his protege can trim
Benny Leonard in a return bout.
Welsh has been anything but popular
since his trimming by the present
Derrill Pratt Soon to
Be Traded to New York
It is now rumored that Derrill Pratt
of the St. Louis Browns will be at
second base for the New York Yan
kees next year. Phil Ball of the
Browns is said to be ready to trade
Pratt as soon as he has finished with
a slander suit in which Tratt is one
of the plaintiffs.
Browns Still Hope Magee
Will Recover Old Form
The report that waivers had been
asked and secured on Lee Magee by
the St. Louis Browns was denied by
officials of the club, and it was said
that there were hopes that Magee
might come back enough to show as
a second baseman for the Browns
next year.
Need Sum of $3,750,000
For Enlisted Men's Sports
The Playground and Recreation As
sociation of America, which will play
a prominent part in the establishment
of camp community recreation sports,
estimates $3750,000 will be needed, an
average of approximately $3 for each
enlisted man.
Hun Aviator 8 Are
Wrecking Golf Links
The belief that the English have
no sense of humor has become such
a popular one that it is now al
most a platitude. However, if there
is really anything in it at all it
would seem that an exception must
be made to the case of the golfing
element i the air raids made by the
Huns every now and then.
Women and children are not the
only targets for the raiders. When
balked of "their legitimate prey" or
driven away by the defense guns,
the kaiser's men turn to the golf
courses, where they drop a few
bombs and then fly toward the
Rhine to report to their officials the
success of their enterprise and to
give details to the public of how an
other section of London has been
laid in ruins.
All Dressed Up and No Place to
Go is Predicament of Coach
Burdick's Quintet of
"All dressed up and no place to
go" is the predicament of the Uni
versity of Omaha b-.sket ball quintet.
The University of Omaha, for sev
eral years . lagging rear guard in
athletic circles, has blossomed out
this year with. a first-class basket ball
Instantly the University of Omaha
became very chesty. "Bring on the
world" shouted the enthusiastic stu
dents as visions of overwhelming vic-
tories over those schools which here
1 tofore had lambasted the daylights
out of them loomed before their de
lighted and imaginative eyes,
j So Manager William Campen be
gan to mail letters by the sack full.
tvery school within cruising distance
was approached wtih a request for
Alas. No Replies.
But, alas, Campen received no re
plies. Undaunted, he sent out an
other batch of letters. Still no re
Peevishly Campen began to dictate
challenges, defies and sarcasms. He
dared the schools to which he had
written to play the University of
wmaiia. tie teased, coaxed, wheedled
and cajoled. He threatened, thun
dered and menaced. Half a dozen
replies came, but they contained no
definite information.
Camnen is at his wit' nd Th
University of Omaha possesses a
swell basket ball team, which is prac
ticing every day, and, according to
dampen, can lick the spots off any
thing west of the Mississippi, but
i nnu anvuiing 10 liCK.
It's a hard life. ,
Floor Prospects at Ames
Are Reported to Be Gloomy
Ames. Ia., Dec. 8. (Soccial.1 With
the enlistment of Erskine, who
played center last year, the chances
tor the repetition of a basket ball
season rivalling in success that of a
year ago are slight. Only two men
with varsity experience now remain
on the squad. They are Captain
Morgan and Aldrich.
Although several men show up as
being possibilities after a certain de
veloping process, the material is not
what it has been in other years, some
men who played on class teams last
year now being on the varsity squad.
Coach Walters faces a much more
severe outlook than did Coach May
ser with his foot ball team.
From a large squad, the coach has
weeded the varsity squad down to
but twenty men. Those who received
Berths on this shelf are Anderson,
Brotherlin. Baker, Crouse, Churchill,
Hahn, Harper, Hurwich, Handle)', C.
iohnson, Levesen, Linnan, Morsch,
lortimer, Marso, Owen, Robinson,
Spiker, Staley, Templeton, and Wood.
Seven men from the foot ball squad
have shown up- for basket ball 'alio.
They are Aldrich, Vanderloo, WaU
lace, Boyd, Powell, Melliam, , and
Taeer. '
ith the game with Camp Dodge
scheduled for the 15th of the month,
a lot of work must be done before
five men can be separated from the
group now out, who will be able to
make a favorable showing against the
stars collected from the big camp
Fremont Hiah Basket Ball
Team Defeats North Bend
Fremont, Neb., Dec. 8. (Special
Telegram.) -The Fremont High
school basket ball team in its opening
game of the season defeated the
North Bend five at the local gym
nasium, 64 to 9. In the last 10 min
utes of play the second team of the
Fremont school was substituted for
the regulars and scored almost at
will against the North Benders
Fremont has 12 games scheduled
for the season, among the bigger
games being those with Council
Bluffs, South Omaha, University
Place, Columbus, Norfolk and Schuy
Negotiations are under way for
games with Omaha. Lincoln, Beatrice
or Wisner none of these teams has
ever played the Fremont five.
The teams lined up for the game
here are as follows:
Fremont- Gardner and Reilev. for
wards; Fitzsimmons, center; Ander
son and KrupinsVy, guards.
NorthbendMiller and Black, for
wards; Hoifrnan, center; Farrell and
Thorn, guards.
McCarty Returns From
Long Hunting Vacation
Catcher Lew McCarty of the New
York Giants has returned to his
home in Catawissa, Pa., after spend
ing the time since the world's series
hunting in Vermont. He is stiil suffer
ing from the shoulder hurt in the
second game of the world series. Lig
aments were torn and did not heal
as expected. Hovever, a man who is
able '.a khoot from an injured
shoulder should not be kickintr and
maybe McCarty is not as badly off
as lie makes out.
Prexy Tener Takes Rap
At Bribes for Players
An interview with President Tener
of the National league quotes hiin
as disapproving the practice of giving
bonuses to players and he will ad
vocate legiflation to prevent such
practice. Tener thinks that when a
player is signed at a fat salary with
the idea that he shall give his club
his best seryices, it is wrong in prin
ciple to have to bribe him with a
bonus to get him to deliver the goods.
Joe Leonard Joins Army
As Mechanic in Q. M. Corps
Infielder Joe Leonard of the Wash
ington team has notified Manager
Griffith that he will join the army
quartermaster's department as me
chanic and repair man. This state
ment to Griff was coincident of his
announcement that he had purchased
Infielder Bruce Hartford from Des
Moines along with Outfielder June
Cat on Coast.
A reduction in salariei and a cut
ting down in the size ot, the, squads
will probably be recommended at the
coming meeting of .the Pacific Coast
league' club owners.
Buffalo County Mat Marvel to
Resume Activities Christmas
After Long Rest Owing
to Broken Leg.
John Pesek, the Buffalo county mat
marvel, wil be ready to resume ac
tivities on the mat within another
30 days. '
Accompanied by Martin Slattery,
his manager, Pesek was in Omaha
Friday for the Stecher-Peters go.
He returned to his home yesterday,
but Slatterly stayed over.
Pesek suffered a broken leg 11
weeks ago. The injured member is
rapidly healing and it no longer
troubles him, he says. He also says
he working out a bit now and then,
although he attempts no strenuous
training. .
Christmas day Pesek will wrestle
Tom Ray of Omaha at Central City.
If the wounded pin stands the strain
in this match Pesek will resume his
wrestling and plans a heavy winter
To Meet Peters.
A match with Charlie Peters, who
wrestled Stecher Friday night, will
be his first bitr go. The match prob
ably will be staged in Grand Island,
although it may be held here.
Pesek and Peters are about of a
size, inry weign wiinin a pouna or
twe- of one another and are of a sim
"ilr typ of grappler. Both are fast
and shifty and long on science.
Omaha wrestling fans believe it
would be one of the toughest tussles
possible to arrange.'
Slattery and Jack Lewis, Peters'
manager, hope to stage a match in
January at the latest.
All-Iowa Team Trims Camp
Dodge on Army Field, 7 to 0
Des Moines, Ia., Dec. 8.Flaying
on a snow-encrused field with the
temperature below zero, the first all
Iowa eleven college foot ball team
ever assembled defeated Hie Camp
Dodge divisional eleven here today,
7 to 0.
In the third period the Dodgers at
tempted to punt from behind their
goal line, but the kick was blocked
and Reed of Iowa, playing with the
all-state team, fell on the ball for a
touchdown. Johnson of Morningside
kicked goal.
The Dodgers were within a yard of
the all-Iowans' line in the second
period and prepared for a drop kick
attempt, but the pass from the center
went wild and the college men cap
tured the ball. Only a few of the
Dodgers' stars played the entire game.
War Tax on Transportation
To Cost Magnates $1,000
Secretary John B. Foster of the
New York Nationals has figured out
that the war tax on railroad tickets
and sleeper tickets next season will
cost each club in the majors $1,100.
This does not seem like a big item
in a major club's expenses- account,
but every dollar added these days is
something to worry over.
Things that Make
A Manager Happy
When his great pinch hitter
strikes out on a ball three feet off
the plate, with two men down,
bases full, one run needed, and the
call three and two then the team
manager smiles and also:
When the pitcher substituted
through previous use of a pinch
hitter is pelted for six hits and is
sues three passes in his "rescue"
When, with the bases full of hos
tilities and two down, a pop foul
goes up and the umpire tumbles in
front of his catcher as he starts for
the ball.
When the star pitcher, after six
hitless innings, passes all that do
not soak him hard, and voices of
said pitcher's pals around the stand
are heard shouting: "The beer is
working now."
When he gives the signal for a
squeeze, the batter misses by two
feet , and the catcher receives the
foremost runner with the ball and
a cruel leer.
When the signal is passed for a
double steal; the man on second
doesn't get it, the man on first in-
telligently does and steals second
on top of the other man amid
shrieks of "Bonehead." i
When the pitcher he fired after a
two-inning .trial comes back with
another dub and blanks his team
with two hit and 10 strikeouts
and doesn't forget to say something
about it at the end of every Inning.
, When somebody .right v behind
him, intent On bawling out the um
pire, happens to have a voice faint
ly similar w l'i rvn and he gets
three days r c ,
Omaha will usher in the 1917-1
basket ball season Thursday night
when the Commercial league gets
under way at the Young Men's Chris
tian association.
All eight teams in the league will
play Thursday. The schedule calls
for the following fives to oppose each
Central Furniture vs. Commerce
General Service infantry vs. Max
wells. Nakcns vs. M. E. Smiths.
Y. '.. H. A. vs. Townsends.
The first game will start at 7:30.
The plan is to play 30-minute games
12 minutes for the first half and IS
minutes for the. second period, with
a three-minute rest. Thus the second
game starts at 8 o'clock, the third at
8: JO and the last game at 9.
This will be the first time that an
Omaha floor league will play all
games on one night at the same place.
The Commercial league will play
each Thursday night during the win
ter and four games will be played
each night. Fifty-six games will be
played in all this year.
Townsends Favorites.
The Townsends are ranking favor
ites to capture the Commercial league
title. Don Moore has assembled an
organization of stars and the dope
sheet reads for the gunners to win.
Three prizes will be awarded. Sil
ver medals will he given to the win
ners of first place, bronze to the win
ners of second place and small
bronze to the winners of third place.
An admission fee of 10 cents will
be charged. Season tickets sell for 50
IVtcombcr 1J -. Central Furnllur. Co. v
Commercial High, T:J0 p. m.; Ofnrrsl Serv
lt Infsntry vs. Mnswalls, ; Nakfns vs.
M. K. Vmltha, :; roun Men's Hebrew
RMAClKtlun vs. TownsomlB, t.
ncmber SO Commercial High .. Msi
Blla. T:I0; Nakcns vs. Townsxnds, I; M. K
Smiths vs. Y. M. H, A.. :S0: Central Furnl
turn Co. v. Gnrral Hi-rvics tnrantry, .
11K-Hnibir SJ Nakens vs. T. M. H. A.,
7:5(1; M. K. Smiths vs. Townsandn. S; Cen
tral Furniture Co. vs. Maxwells, :S0; Gen
eral Service Infantry vs. Commercial High, .
January 10 Central Furniture Co. vs. M.
. Smiths. 7:J0; Commercial High vs.
Townsends, I; Ueneral Service Infantry vs.
T. M. H. A., 1:30; Maxwells vs. Nakens. t.
January 17 Commercial High vs. T. M.
It. A., 7:30; Maxwells va. M. K. Smiths. :
(leneral Hervlce Infantry vs. Nskens, 1:30;
Townsends vs. Centrsi Furniture Co., I,
January 14 (leneral Mervlos Infantry vs.
M. K. Hmlths, 7:.1o; Maxwells vs. Townsenils,
; Central Furniture Co. vs. T. M. H. A.,
I:0; Commercial High vs. Nakens, ,
January 31 Townsends vs. . M, H . A.,
T:J0; Central Furniture Co. vs. Commercial
High, I; Uenerel Hervlce Infantry vs. Max
wells. 1:10; Nakens vs. M. K. Mniltha. I.
Kcbrusry 7 Central Furniture Co. vs.
noneral Hervlce Infantry, 7:S0; Commercial
High. v. Maxwells, I; Townsends vs. Nnkena,
l;J0; M, K. Bmlths vs. Y. M. H. A , .
Fobruary 14 Commercial High vs. (Jen
eral Service Infantry, 7:0; Nakens va. Y. M
H. A ; M. E, Hmlths vs. Townsends, 8:30;
Central Furniture Co. vs. Maxwells. I.
February 21 Townsends vs. General fierv
lee'Infantry, T.S0; Maxwells vs. Y. M. H. A.,
I; Central Furniture Co. vs. Nakens, 1:10;
Commercial High va. M. E, Hmlths, I.
February ! Maxwells vs. Nakens, 7:S0;
Centrnl Furniture Co. vs. M. H. Hmlths, ;
Commercial High va. Townsends, 1:10; Gen
eral Hervlce Infantry va. Y. M. H. A .
March 7 Central Furniture Co. vs. Town
sends, 7:30; Commercial High vs. Y. M. H.
A., ; Maxwells vs. M. E. fmlths, 1:30;
Qenersl Service Infantry vs. Nakens, .
March 14 Commercial High vs. Nakere,
7:30; Oeneral Service Infantry vs. M. ).
Smiths. S; Townsends vs. Maxwells, !;30;
Central Furniture Co. vs. T. M. M. A., t.
Many Pro Stars Play in
New Orleans Winter Loop
The Dixie league, the New Orleans
winter organization, has severat pro
fessional players on its roster. Follow
ing are some of the best known to
local fans Larry Gilbert, New Orleans
outfielder; Bobby Brtiner, Texas
league outfielder; Mike Hauser, form
er Birmingham catcher; Russell
Breaux, Texas league outfielder; Jake
Ttr, Texas league manager and form
erly with New Orleans; Bill Bailey.
American association pitcher, and
Larry Pezold, Texas league player.
Baker, Headed for. Big Show
Again, Enlists in the Navy
Del Baker, who finished the 1918
season as catcher for the San Fran
cisco team and might have had an
other trial with the Detroit Tigers
next spring, has decided to answer
his country's call and has joined the
navy at San Francisco.
Hurler Drafted by Grif
Is Summoned Into Army
Report from his home in Nanticoke.
Pa., is that Pitcher Harry Thompson
has. been accepted for the national
army. Thompson, who was with To
ronto last season, has been drafted by
thevas m nj? totiA m enc a ns .
A Harley
Davidson Bicycle FREE
For Christmas
We will give free either a Hr-ley-Davidson
"7-17" Special, or a
Girls' Harley-Davidson Bicycle to
the Boy or Girl who sends us, be
fore 6 p. m., December 15th, 1917,
the best story telling why every
boy and girl should receive a Har-ley-Davidson
Bicycle for Xmaa
Gift. Not one cent expenditure
necessary to win this bicycle.
Three disinterested parties to be
the judges. ,- .
Victor Hf Roos
:,': :''"TW Cycle, M7. - .
2701-03 Leavenworth St.
Phone Harney 2406.