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11 A . SIX NEBRASKANS filVrJ PLACES ON ALL-VALLEY TEAM AT '1 Hfci OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: DECEMBER 9. 1917. GLOOM OMAHA FLOOR SEASON WILL START IN OMAHA THURSDAY Commercial League Gets Under Way With Four Games Scheduled for Same Night at Y. M. C. A. JIMMY MILOTA IN UNIFORM 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 department. WRESTLING CHAMPION who will be teen in Omaha about Jan uary 15 in first big match tince he won mat titlo from Joe Stecher here lat April. KING OF COACHES Glenn 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. FIRST 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. SECOND TEAM. 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. . Br FRED S. HUNTER. 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 cnce. " - 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 peers. 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 --defense. 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 games. ,. 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 WESTERN MOGULS BEGIN TO GATHER FOR BIG CONFAB 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 interests. 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 days. OPEN DOORS FOR FRESMES IN THE MIZZOU VALLEY 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 MAT CHAMP VILL BATTLE ZBYSZKO HERE m JANUARY 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 tirement. 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 speak. 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 pneumonia. 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 minutes. "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." f V i LAKL CADDOCK. CURTAIN U; OPS TODAY ON OMAHA SOCCER SEASON 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 them. 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 champion. 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. UNI AS TOSSERS ARE SIDESTEPPED All Dressed Up and No Place to Go is Predicament of Coach Burdick's Quintet of Flippers. "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 five. 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 games. Alas. No Replies. But, alas, Campen received no re plies. Undaunted, he sent out an other batch of letters. Still no re plies. 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 ler. 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 Cass. Cat on Coast. I 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. ttbCNH VAKMR. PESEK ON ROAD TO RECOVERY: TO WRESTLE PETERS 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 schedule. 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" inning. 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 other: Central Furniture vs. Commerce High. 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 cents. 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. ,- . SEE THE PRIZE IN WINDOWS Victor Hf Roos :,': :''"TW Cycle, M7. - . 2701-03 Leavenworth St. Phone Harney 2406.