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CHICAGO CHAMPIONS MAY
REPEAT IF ROWLAND ABLE
Says White Sox Hit Less By War Than Other Majors and
Second Because They Are "Set" for New Year
While Others Still Very
By HUGH S. FULLERTON. O
Chicago's world champion White
Sox furnish just two problems, and
if Manager Rowland can solve these,
or if they solve themselves, the White
Sox will win another championship.
In the study of the major league
clubs, we may as well begin with the
beginning; The champions, first, be
cause they have been hit less by the
war than any other team, and second
because they are practically "set" for
the season, while the other teams are
milling around trying to figure some
lineup that has a remote chance of re
gaining' unbroken through the sea
son. . - , N
There remain two problems: Faber
and the third base-short stop combi
nation. .,. The Faber problem is by far
the most serious, and it is the more
so because it is out of the hands of
the manager to do anythine. The sit
uation is this: The White Sox have a
short and crippled pitching staff. The
same situation existed last season, for,
after Scott's arm went wrong and he
joined the army, the team had only
two reliable pitchers Cicotte and
Faber. It was not generally known,
but Reb Russell's arm was gone from
the middle of the season. He con
cealed and camouflaged the condition.
Something had slipped, some muscle
was displaced and a knot formed on
his upper arm which lamed him. ; He
pitched with great effort and with
considerable suffering. The loss of
a star left-hander, at that stage of
the game made the outlook serious. It
was a thousand to one that Russell
would not perform in the world's se
ries. He was wild to pitch and some
of the players sided with him urging
mat ne oe given a chance, ihey were
imply; letting sentiment 'run' away
with good sense,. for they knew the
condition of his arm. Rowland
yielded, and almost lost . a cinch
championship by doinsr so. There is
small chance that Russell will be 'of
tny. great Use to the White Sox this
eason, or any other season. Those
who have examined the arm are of the
opinion that it never again will be
what it was. -M "-?
r One Real Pitcher.
That leaves Rowland with i Cicotte,
great pitcher; Williams, a coming
left bander; Danforth, unreliable, but
one who should improve; and good
old Benz, who is always trying and
willing. Besides there are a swarm
of tryouts who do not appear to
amount to much AND Faber,''-
If you examine the situation, you
will; see how much depends upon
Faber. This fellow; we have known
ever since he joined the White Sox,
. should have been another Walsh. He
has' strength, , speed, a cracking
curve he has everything anyone
needs, , but he always appeared in
different, lazy, "as though he was
suffering from tmaroused ambition.
He was easy going but seemed to
lack, that final touch of nerve and de
termination that makes a good pitcher
i Faber Makes Good.
Last fall, when Cicotte attempted
to. carry the entire burden of the
world's , series and weakened when
the strain thrown upon him through
tne .lanure ot Kussell proved tool
great, faber had his chance. The
lack of ambition disappeared. The
big red-head looked like a different
man. He was determined, confident,
cool and his ambition as aroused.
He pitched magnificently, won, and
those who watched him predicted
that the worlds series had made a
great pitcher of a good one; That
was the general opinion of base ball
men that the series had caused
Faber to find himself and this year
he would be the mainstay of the
club; would relieve Ihe veteran Ci
cotte of part of the heavy burden he
has been carrying and enable him to
pitch more effectively and less fre
quently. Now the problem: Faber is in the
first: call and may be summoned to
the colors at any minute.,- If Faber
is - called, the White Sox" king row
is broken, and the pitching staff will
be doubly hit, because Cicotte will
catch the great share of the burden,
and his winning percentage will be
. cut-. .
Rowland Has Faith. ,
Rowland has faith , in some of his
youngsters, but no championship
team can depend upon youngsters to
win a pennant. Williams is improv
ing,! is getting stronger and larger
' tnd will help.
; When we reach the figure dope,
we can, in all probability, tell how
long, Faber will be with the team
this season. If he can stay even half
the year the White Sox likely will
figure as favorites in the race. -
, The other problem is rather an ugly
ne jfor Rowland to handle. Buck
Weaver is a great ball player. Unless
ou watched him closely Ust year,
you scarcely will realize what an im
proved player he is. He changed
from the good to the great class. He
!av utker short or third., and he
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wants to play third. Almost all short
stops want to play third base. It is
the softest job on the field and ,the
most spectacular, and besides it is a
great frm saver. Weaver is in love
with the third base job. Rowland
has Risberg and McMullin. McMul
lin got his chance last fall when
Weaver waj laid up with a broken
bone, and he made so good at third
base that, when Weaver recovered,
McMullin was kept at third and
Weaver sent to short, vice Risberg,
and the team immediately started its
pennani-winning rusn. ,
Risberg Shows Promise.
- Last spring, in the dope. I figured
that Rowland would be compelled to
play McMullin at third and Weaver
at short. Instead he sent Risberg to
short, and Ricberg, to be plain, "blew
up' at the critical stage of the. year
He started fighting himself, worry
ing, and the strain hurt his playing.
it was nis tirst year as a major
leaguer, and he proved that he is a
comer and that, once settled to his
stride and free fi.om nervousness; he
will be a wonderful shortstoo. Me
chanically, he is one of the best short
stops in the country now, despite a
lew tecnnicai tauits.
Rowland's problem now is whether
to play McMullin , at third and
Weaver at short, or listen to Weav
er s desires, and play him at third
with Risberg at short ,
It is a vital problem. The ques
tion is whether McMullin is as good
a ball player as he seemed to be
last fall. The boy has nerve, courage,
aim iic is nguiing; aggressive piayer.
He ; made a bad break, a "bone" play
aunng ins eany career wun tne Sex
that came near sending him back to
the minors. : He did not hit when he
got his first chance. Then he came
back, hit well, played well (over
comparatively short period) and the
fans are wild about him. Yet in that
famous game in the world's series, in
which Chicago came from behind,
beat the uiants and practically won
tne series, McMullin made one of the
worst plays 1 ever saw in a cham
pionshio contest a olav that nrac.
tically put Cicotte out of: the series,
and which deserves, in my opinion,
i ..!. t :..
i an miii ciiuinci man s piay in
ew xorK, or faber s steal of third
The Giants were leading. Cicotte
had come to the rescue of Russell and
was pitching his heart out trying to
stop the Giants before they piled up
a commanding lead. The Giants had
runners on first and third bases, and
one out with no runs scored in the
inning as yet. The batter was a com-
faioiiT vijr aiv w man. no iunucr VII
first was not fast. The ball was hit
like a flash to McMullin, on the first
oouna. tit ricidca it perfectly. It
was a perfect double play ball. Col
lins was at second base, the fastest
man in the league on a relay throw.
A double play meant the end pf the
Giant rally and the salvation of the
Sox a chance for Cicotte to warm
up and recuperate for the remainder
of the game. McMullin fired the ball
to the plate. He got the runner, but
hits followed and the Giants pi'ed
up a big lead. ' Worse. Cicotte ended
the inning tired.
The play made me doubt McMullin
more than any I have seen. I have
an idea that Rowland will start the
season with Weaver at third and Ris
berg at short and. although the fans
will howl for a time, it seems the
proper combination, tough as it may
seem on McMullin.
The remainder of the team will be
as usual. It is an odd team a team
that appears listless anl lacking in
spirit (except for Schalk and Weaver)
until the opponents get ahead. Then
the Sox come from behind, fighting,
raging and working desperately. Last
season they played that way for
months and usually came from be
hind and won. The team did not
really wake up and start hustling from
first to last for every game until
Boston seemed to have the advan
tage. Then it settled down to work
and won going away.
The fact that Boston again looms
formidably may cause the Sox to hus
tle from the start to finish this sea
son. Also the constant fear of losing
Faber may scare them into workiug.
They are not strong enough to give
the other teams any handicap this
year. In fact I doubt whether the
dope figures a month from now will
show them the strongest team in
the league. There are new elements
upon .which thy must figure. The
strengthened!. Red Sox and much
strengthened Yankees and (don't
laucrh now) the St Louis Browns.
When we reach the study of the
Browns there will be several things
about Hie Browns to, study. There
were elements that entered into their
failure last season which, if removed,
make them a dangerous and trouble
some contender for the pennant.
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Today's Sport Calendar ,
'8kattn International figure (luting
ehaniploQitiipa at Hew York City.'
Automobile Opening of chowi at St.
Jocepb, Ho., CUnton, la., and Watcrtowa,
Basket Bull hrm1in ttata intenchol-
attle ehamplonihlpi begin at Lincoln.
Boxing Ohio atato amateur fhamplon
hlpa at Cleveland. Ted Lewli agalnat Jack
tlntton, 10 round, at Atlanta.
FOR STATE MEET
Greatest Basket Ball Tourna
ment in History Staged in
Capital City This
Lincoln, Neb.,1 March 5. (Special
Telegram.) Thirty Nebraska high
school basket ball teams arrived in
Lincoln Tuesday, evening for the
eighth annual state high schools
basket ball tournament, which opens
tomorrow morning. Thirty more of
the 118 entries are expected here on
late evening and night trains and
the remainder will arrive Wednesday
. L Stewart, head coach of the
directing the tournament, says he
expected every entry to be on hand
inasmuch as there has been nocancel
lations. Officials who, will referee the games
were announced today as follows:
R. A. Cowan, Lincoln; Paul Schisc
sler, Hastings; Principal Jones, Uni
Anderson, Lincoln Young Men's
Christian association: C. A. Berg,
Fremont Young -"Men's Christian
association; Cox, York Young Men's
Christian association; E. W, Draw
baugh, ' Columbus Young Men's
Christian association; Healy, Lincoln
Young Men's Christian association;
Robert Hager, Lincoln high school;
Harold Mulligan, Omaha Central
high; P. E.. Lloyd, Norfolk Young
Men's Christian association; Becker,
Norfolk high school; Desnobled,
Grand Island; John Riddell, Neb
raska - University; " J. W. Skeen,
Chardon; Ralph Thiesen, Nebraska
University; R. M. Webster, Seward;
Sam Waugh, Nebraska University;
G.' W. Kline, Nebraska Wesleyan;
Jackson, Schellenberger and Spar,
members of this years State Uni
versity basket ball team.
Only the first round will be played
Wednesday. The scond round comes
Thursday, with the semi-finals
reached Friday. - There will be no
play .Friday night,, but the ; high
school lads will be entertained, with
moving pictures of the Nebraska
foot ball games last fall, and an
exhibition by the wrestling squad.
The finals will be played Saturday.
OMAHA TO OPEN
AT SIOUX CITY
' Des Moines1, la., March 5. Formal
adoption of a schedule of 140 games,
with the season opening May 1 and
ending September IS, was the only
remaining , business before the club
owners of the Western league here
The first series of the season will
bring the following teams together:
St. Joseph at Des Moines; Omaha at
Sioux City; Hutchinson, at Wichita,
and Joplin at Topeka. ' v
E. W. Dickerson, president of the
league, today said that a sufficient sale
for the season had been secured at
Hutchinson add Topeka to guarantee
the success ot the teams in those
cities, and added that he looked for
a good season, with all the clubs in
the circuit more compact than ever
St. Louis Cards Start lor
Training Camp on Sunday
5t. Louis. Mo.. March The re
lease of Tommy Long, outfielder las.
season with the St. Louis Nationals,
to the Vernon club of the Pacific
Coast league was announced tonight
by Manager Jack Hendricks.
Manager fielder Jones of the St.
Louis Americans arrived here today
from Portland, Ore., and announced
his entire squad of players will start
for the spring training camp at
Shreveport next Saturday. ,
Fairbury Soldier Boys
Leave for Training Camp
Fairbury, Neb.. March 5. (Special
Telegram.) The last of Jefferson
county's 15 per cent of the draft, left
Tuesday morning for the medical of
ficers training camp at Fort Riley.
The Fairbury band and 1,000 citi
zens assembled to say tood by to the
soldier boys. The Jefferson county
list numbered 19, which will be raised
to 21 when two others, now sick, are
able to report
Seven Republican Mayors
Elected in Maine Cities
Portland, Me.. March 4. Republi
can mayors were elected in seven of
the nine cities which voted in this
state today. Waterville and Bath,
which were democratic last year, went
republican, . . . . v
OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 1918.
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Man Whose Loyalty Seems
Questioned Challenges Brush
Wielders to Face Him Be
fore Council of Defense.
Grand Island, Neb., March 5.
(Special Telegram.) Resentment
over an alleged remark made by
Richard Goehring, jr., manager of the
Hoagland Lumber company, is be
lieved to have been a primary cause of
painting the office of that company
and ot the Liederkranz auditorium
yellow, in the management of which
the Messrs. Goehring, father and son,
are, prominent, and in the raiding of
the' high school rooms and the burn
ing of about 300 German books.
The remark in question is alleged
to have been mawe by Goehring to
a Mr. Sage and the Harrison brothers.
Neither Admits or Denies.
The former declines to admit or
deny the alleged remark, while the
latter declares that Goehring has
never expressed any unpatriotic
sentiment, though war had frequently
been discussed. '
Mr. Goehring admits late today that
he seems to be the one at which the
entire demonstration was aimed, and
in the public press tonight issues this
"If there is any red blood in any
of the men who did the painting last
night I challenge them to face me
before the Council of Defense." In
adidtion to this Goehring denies pub
licly that he made any remarks as to
soldiers or sailors that could prop
erly have been taken as offensive.
Officers Do Not Talk.
Officers of the Liederkranz would
not comment freely today.. Over their
front the flag has been flying every
day for months, put up, they claim,
at their own initiative. It is declared
by them that they have, upon mariy
occasions, given the use of their hall
absolutely free for various war pur
poses. -. ...
Among recent meetings held there,
for which only the usual charges were
made for light, heat and rental, were
the Dr. Wilbur Ray, pure food party;
Chraiman Burgess, district war thrift
meeting; Congressman Stephens
lecture and others. .One member of
the society today computed the sub
scriptions of the war thrift campaign
and esserts that over half of the total
SEATS NOW-50C, 75c, $1, $1.50
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im AIL STAR CAST
Matinee Wed.-Bett Seats $1.00
: Ona Night and Matinea March 14
Prices 50c, TSc, $1, $1.50, $2, $2.50
BENEFIT Jingling Bros.
FRIDAY, MARCH 8.
TODAY 2:15 "
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FHdv Kliht "Mscbrth."
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CHARLES WITHERS; FRANK CBl'M
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pledged and paid has been by the 400
members of the Liederkranz.
There has been no agitation here
with reference to the teaching of Ger
man in the high school in recent
months, either for or against, and it
is indicated that the books destroyed
will be replaced by the school au
Pat Smith, Famous Gridiron
, Star, to Become Aviator
Chicago, March4. "Pat" Smnh,
former captain of the University of
Michigan foot ball 11, will fight fr.om
the air instead of in the army. Smith,
VAUDEVILLE and PHOTOPLAT8
8EXTETTK DB LIXK
Pffppl Oreenwald't Monica! Sucre
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Tha Chore Boy. Hinfinc and Twirling
' "A Seaghoro Flirtation"
Comedy Jfovrlty Snrprliw
WM. 8. BART in
"The Gentleman From Bine Gulch"
Today, 2ilS, 7:15 and SilS All Week
T0M fjt. Comic Singing
LINTOPf lUnjl GirlS Tropical Oddity
And Five Other Acts. Popular Film.
MatinecsLTIund.1; All Seats 15c
7;1g, 9:15 Every Eve'y., ISc, 2Sc, 35c.
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" OMAHA'S FUN CENTER"
Daily Malt., 15-25-SOc
FRED IRWIN'S BIG SHOW
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LADIES' DIME MATINEE' WEEK DAYS
Bit. Mil, ft Wk: Molll WtllUmi (Hw Vcrr Self)
Never has an automobile
engine been put to more ex
treme 'demands than have
been imposed upon the
Knight engine in war service.'
; Never has an automobile
engine triumphed as has the
Knight engine in the Hercu
lean war tasks imposed .up
The British selected the
Knight - motored omnibuses
for tremendous transporta
. Prices f. o. b. Toledo '
Thi Four Tounng Subject to change without btica " The Eight Touring
'1525 i t '2000 ,
Van Brunt Automobile Go.
h, I i know out 1 f ' . .
) WHERE WERE rUN1
V u A TOU MONDAY J "V
who was at the . Great ..Lakes naval
training station' for seven months,
was granted his honorable discharge,
it' became, known today-so he" could
join the aviatio i corps.
Pilots Must Have License
-To Fly Near War Plants
Washington, ; March 4. President
Wilson today, by, proclamation, made
it necessary for any person flying in
the vicinity of military works or ny
part of the country designated, as a
zone of war-like operation or war-like
preparation to secure a license.
I'll Admit Absolutely FREE
EVERY RED HEADED
WOMAN AND GIRL ,
ISO Titian Haired Omahana Saw
"Empty Pockets" Tuetday.
Thurs., Fri., Sat.
Today, Mark Twain's Immortal Story
- "TOM SAWYER,"
Starring JACK PICKFORD v
I ltl.itiitllllltrir..t!L...imimH...i....;. ,nj'
Win War Motor Test
v Then came the tank!
Again the Knight was se
lected. . , y
In the tanks it has the
greatest latitude to prove its
quietness and complete de
pendability. ; In America 25,000 owners
of Willys-Knigbt cars enjoy
this same high standard of
Why not you?
Hurler "Red" Faber to , :
' Escape Army Service
Chicago, March 5. Urban "Red"
Faber, star pitcher, who played an
important part in bringing the world's
championship to the Chicago Ameri
cans last 'year, is not -to be drafted,
according to information received by
Manager Rowland. Faber's home
district, Cascade, la., has sent enough
volunteers into the army to make the
calling of conscripted men unneces
sary at present. -
Today and Thursda;
Last Timet Today
HARRY MOREY and
GRACE DARMOND in
"THE OTHER MAN" ,
I ATUD atD 24th and
Today EARLE WILLIAMS in
"A MOTHER'S SIN"
-"VENGEANCE AND THE WOMAN'
i oaay special Return Showing
"JACK AND THE BEANSTALK"
Friday and Saturday "Birth of a Nation"
Today MIRIAM COOPER in
J " B ETRAYED"
When Writing to Our Advertisers
Mention Seeing it in The Bee
The absence of noise and
vibration of the Willys
Knight motor has exerted a
refining coach influence, be
cause its silence severely em
phasizes the slightest body
The great number of Willys-Knight
sales makes it pos
sible to place this more effi
cient car (with the only motor
that improves with use) on
the market at an exception
ally modest cost.
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